Department 13 Remote Operations CenterDepartment 13 Unveils New Remote Operations Center (ROC) in Australia

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Drone technology company Department 13 has unveiled its first Remote Operations Center (ROC), built to help meet the increased demand for Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) drone operations throughout several industry sectors across Australia.

BVLOS refers to the operation of drones outside of a pilot’s visible line of sight. Designing systems to safely pilot drones BVLOS requires advanced communication and control systems to identify airborne threats and vulnerable ground areas.  BVLOS flight offers significant benefit for the commercial industry, enabling both longer distance and greater automation.

The ROC was carefully designed in order to meet all requirements set in place by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for the safe use and control of a remote cockpit. These requirements guarantee that the ROC’s flight, communications, and…